I take after my mother who only likes matte cover books with a pretty picture, so four science fiction books in a row was out of my comfort zone - don't get me wrong I enjoyed them thoroughly but when I told Zack that our ansible net seemed to be strong...I knew it was time to take a science fiction break.
It's been a long time since I've read a book that I couldn't put down and couldn't wait to finish so I could read it all over again. Here's my top five list:
Memoirs of a Geisha. I got so wrapped up in this book, and I'm so glad I read it thinking it was a true story the first go around. I wish I hadn't seen the movie though.
A Fine Balance. I get so involved with the characters every time I read it. I don't want to say too much about it, but if you're needing fluffy and happy...this isn't it.
East of Eden. It took me a few tries to get going, but once I did I couldn't put it down. Once I read this book I got on a classic kick and had a great time reading The Good Earth, Grapes of Wrath, Lord of the Flies, etc.
I Know This Much Is True. It's pretty intense and has some swearing, so close your eyes during those parts.
The Time Travelers Wife. Oh man, I wish I hadn't watched the movie either. It's just so much better to have your imagination make the pictures than Hollywood.
I really need some new favorites, please comment below with your top five choices!